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Richard Kennedy
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  • Seattle, WA
  • United States
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Special Report on Food
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Richard Kennedy and Brandon Albers are now friends
Aug 16
Brandon Albers replied to Richard Kennedy's discussion NatGeo VHS Videos -- Help Needed
"This is great!  Thank you so much for making this!  I looked all over online and I didn't find a list so I made my own but I never got all of them.  Then I was invited to join the collector's corner and I found your list…"
Aug 16
Richard Kennedy replied to Russ McAffee's discussion Bound in leather- every issue into the 60's
"In 1964 the National Geographic Society reprinted issues of the Magazine form 1888 through 1908. Are your bound volumes from this period original magazines or are they the 1964 reprints?"
Aug 10
Richard Kennedy replied to Richard Kennedy's discussion National Geographic Traveler -- English Trade Paper Editions
"I have attached an updated list of National Geographic Traveler books (English Trade Paper Editions). I'm still looking to purchase: National Geographic Traveler: Paris (c) 2001 ISBN 0-7922-7429-6 (Not the 2000 edition) National…"
Apr 7
Richard Kennedy replied to Helena Zar's discussion Your take on these prices?
"Regarding the Reprint The ad doesn't mention if the reprint is the 1964 or the 1975 edition. According to the November 1964 issue of the NGM, page 688, the Society reproduced "only 1,000 copies of each of the early magazines." These…"
Apr 7
Richard Kennedy replied to Ron Choquette's discussion Torii Gate
"I have a copy of the unframed Torii Gate printed on thick paper. Its dimensions are 12-3/4" (width) by 20-1/4" (height). A framed (11" width by 17" height) copy of the Torii Gate was sold by John McInnis Auctioneers on February…"
Mar 1
Richard Kennedy replied to Robert Zelenak's discussion NGM Headquarters
"Hubbard Hall, at 16th and M Streets in Washington, D.C., was the first permanent home for the National Geographic Society. The Library was on the second floor, approached by a splendid double stairway of marble and later, in 1927, graced with the…"
Mar 1
Juan Carlos Herrera del Castillo and Richard Kennedy are now friends
Feb 3

Profile Information

Normandy Park, WA
Why do you wish to join this community?
To connect with other National Geographic collectors.
About Me:
I've been a life member of the Society for over 45 years and a member of its Grosvenor Council for over 20 years. My wife and I reestablished the Washington Geographic Alliance in 1996 to further geography education in grades K-12 in Washington State.

In 2018, I became the Washington State Competitions Coordinator for the GeoBee and the GeoChallenge.
Favorite National Geographic publication:
I collect them all.
Favorite travel destination:
NGS HQ, where else?

Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 8:46pm on October 31, 2007, Karen Huffman said…
Hi, Richard, thank you for joining our new social network. We would appreciate any feedback and look forward to collaborating with you more! I've integrated some dynamic content from our NGM online site (left sidebar) and a virtual tour of our current Crittercam exhibit (center). I hope you enjoy these resources! Karen Huffman, Manager, Knowledge Initiatives, Libraries & Information Services and colleague of Cathy Hunter, NG Archivist.
At 3:58pm on September 8, 2015, Deborah Trimmer said…
Hi, Richard. Nice to meet someone in Pacific NW. I do have items to part with, you can email me at
At 6:59am on June 2, 2016, Antonio Leite de Castro said…


I sign the portuguese magazine, so I believe if the number is still available I can easly buy it for you. this is totaly independent of any other thing we can do together. it is easy and not a problem to me to help you. I will only charge what they charge me for the magazine and of corse shipping cost with out any handling cost.

for my side I need 11 numbers from 1900 till 1910 all for the year 1900, 1903 and 1904. do you any for sale or know who have?

best regards


At 12:13pm on June 2, 2016, Suzanne Kaluti said…

How exactly could I help you?

At 7:00am on June 30, 2016, Antonio Leite de Castro said…

Good morning,

I am trully sorry for giving you a false hope. Since many years I sign the magazine in portuguese, and every time I travel for some months, when I return if some magazine is not in great condition I call to the editor and ask them to send me a new one. 

Because of that I always new that they had old magazine for sale and was easy to resolve the problem. 

t happens one year ag they dicided to destroy all the old magazines they used to have and with out saying anything to any one.

I called them and there is no more magazines from the date you asked. 

I tried to see in palces where they sell old magazines and nathing. Not in the condition you and i collect.

I am trully sorry for giving you a false hope.

Best regards


At 10:21pm on November 15, 2018, Delia said…

Hi Richard,

Thanks for your message earlier this month. I'd love to do a short phone or email interview with you about your collecting of National Geographics. May I send you an email to tell you about the assignment in a little more detail? Thanks very much!

At 12:30pm on November 16, 2018, Richard Kennedy said…

My email is

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